STATUS OF GHS IMPLEMENTATION PHILIPPINES

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STATUS OF GHS IMPLEMENTATION PHILIPPINES. GHS Conference for ASEAN: Implementation Towards 2008 and Beyond Jakarta, Indonesia 9-11 May 2007 ANGELITA F. ARCELLANA DTI-BOI GHS National Coordinator. Background. 2002 - During the World Summit on Sustainable - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • STATUS OF GHS IMPLEMENTATION PHILIPPINES

    GHS Conference for ASEAN: Implementation Towards 2008 and BeyondJakarta, Indonesia9-11 May 2007

    ANGELITA F. ARCELLANADTI-BOIGHS National Coordinator

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    Background2002 - During the World Summit on Sustainable Development, the Philippines pledged to implement the GHS by 2008.

    - The Philippines has also agreed with the other international bodies like APEC Chemical Dialogue and AMEICC to adopt the GHS.

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    Background2004 - In March, JETRO/AOTS started conducting seminars/workshops on GHS.

    - The Board of Investments (BOI), an attached agency of the Dept. of Trade and Industry, was designated as the national lead agency for GHS implementation.

    - A GHS Multi-Sectoral Committee was formed per recommendation during the 2nd APEC Chemical Dialogue in Malaysia in Sept 2004.

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    Background

    2005 - The Philippines was selected in March 2005 by UNITAR as one of the first 3 pilot countries in ASEAN for its GHS capacity building and implementation project, which paved the way for GHS for GHS implementation initiatives.

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  • National GHS Implementation Structure The National GHS Implementation Committee is the governing body with the BOI as the coordinating agency and chair of all Sectoral Committees, composed of representatives from:

    Government 26 agencies Industry 4 associations Civil Society 5 public interest and labor organizations .

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  • Members of National Implementation Committee Government:

    1. Board of Investments (DTI-BOI) 2.Civil Service Commission (CSC) 3. Department of Agriculture-Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (DA-FPA) 4. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), main 5. DENR-Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) 6. Department of Finance-Bureau of Customs (DOF-BOC) 7. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) 8. Department of Health-Bureau of Food and Drugs (DOH- BFAD)

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  • Members of National Implementation CommitteeGovernment :

    9. DOH-National Center for Disease Prevention and Control (DOH-NCDPC) 10. Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), main 11. DILG Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)12. Department of Labor and Employment-Bureau of Working Conditions (DOLE-BWC) 13. DOLE-Occupational Safety and Health Center (DOLE- OSHC) 14. Department of Trade and Industry-Bureau of Product Standards (DTI-BPS) 15.DTI-Bureau of Small & Medium Enterprises Development (BSMED) 16. Department of Transportation and Communications DOTC), main

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  • Members of National Implementation Committee Government :

    17. DOTC-Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) 18. Department of Science and Technology-Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST- ITDI) 19. National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) 20. Philippine National Police (PNP) 21. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 22. Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) 23. Philippine Information Agency (PIA) 24. Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) 25. University of the Philippines National Engineering Center (UP-NEC) 26. UP - National Poison Control and Information Service (UP-NPCIS)

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  • Members of National Implementation Committee

    Industry: 27.Samahan sa Pilipinas ng mga Industriyang Kimika (SPIK) 28. Crop Life Philippines, Inc. 29. Philippine International Seafreight Forwarders Assn. 30. Philippine Association of Chemical Suppliers, Inc. (PACSI)

    Civil Society: 31. Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) 32. Pesticide Action Network (PAN), Phils. 33. Nationwide Association of Consumers, Inc. (NACI) 34. Philippine Seafarers Union (PSU) 35. Philippine Society of Clinical and Occupational Toxicology (PSCOT)

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  • Sectoral Committees

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  • Sectoral Committees

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  • Sectoral Committees

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  • Sectoral Committees

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  • Sub-Committees Handling Cross-Cutting Issues

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  • Phase 1 (July 2005 February 2006)

    Situation & Gap Analysis (conducted by the four (4) Sectoral Committees)

    Comprehensibility Testing (conducted by University of the Philippines-National Engineering Center)

    GHS Implementation Timetable

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  • Phase 2

    The National GHS Workshop was held on 8-10 May 2006, where the results of the Comprehensibility Testing (CT) and Situation and Gap Analysis were presented. An implementation plan/strategy was also developed.

    GHS Implementation Timetable

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  • Awareness Raising & Capacity Building Activities Seminars/Workshops Conducted by JETRO/AOTS

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  • Phase 2 - Industry Activities

    Four (4) 2-day nationwide training workshops were conducted by SPIK (Chemical Industry Association of the Philippines), for mostly SMEs and non-SPIK member companies, for a total of 143 participants: 1. Cebu (28-29 July 2006) 2. Metro Manila/National Capital Region (18-19 August 2006) 3. Cagayan de Oro (October 2006) 4. Region 3 (December 2006)

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  • Industry Activities

    Participants in SPIK Workshops: Manufacturers, importers, distributors, traders, retailers, repackers, transporters, and emergency responders. Chemistry students, faculty members teaching Chemistry, and government regulators also participated.

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  • Industry Activities

    SPIKs Training Module include the following:

    1. Overview of GHS Presentation of the Philippine National Implementation of GHS from 2005-2007.3. Lecture and workshop on Physical Hazards4. Lecture and workshop on Health and Environmental Hazards5. Lecture and workshop on Labels and SDS6. Introduction to References, Databases, Sources of Information for GHS .

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  • Phase 2 - Civil Society Activities Awareness Raising Workshops by Public Interest and Labor Organizations:

    Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) for the Industrial Workplace and Transport Sectors Pesticide Action Network (PAN, Phils.) for the Agriculture Sector

    Nationwide Association of Consumers, Inc. (NACI) for the Consumer Sector

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  • Civil Society Activities TUCP Awareness Raising Activities: Regional Training Workshop on Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) for POSITIVE Core Trainers, held in Davao City on 07 08 February 2007, attended by 25 trade union leaders from Mindanao-based TUCP-affiliated federations.

    Participation-Oriented Safety Improvements by Trade Unions Initiative: National Trainers Conference, held 06-09 December 2006, Occupational Safety and Health Center, Diliman, Quezon City

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  • Civil Society Activities Pesticide Action Network (PAN, Phils.) Activities A GHS Workshop for Civil Society was held on October 13 2006, attended by 23 participants representing key national NGOs.

    PAN Phils. produced and distributed a brochure on GHS, pictogram posters and a resource CD. Media releases were also done to broaden the reach for public awareness.

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  • Civil Society Activities Nationwide Association of Consumers, Inc. (NACI) Activities Consumer Education Seminars on GHS were conducted by NACI in Metro Manila on 09 December 2006 and in Cebu on 20 January 2007, for a total of 58 participants. Another seminar is being scheduled in Davao by end of May 2007.

    NACI also distributed copies of the brochure on GHS.

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  • Activities Conducted by the Sub-Committee on Legislation, headed by BOI and Environmental Management Bureau:

    National Consultations, Workshops and Forum on the Legal Implementation of GHS were conducted in April, May and November 2006.

    Roundtable Discussions and TWG Meetings for the Drafting of the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 6969, otherwise known as the Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990, to incorporate the provision of GHS, were done from October 2006 to April 2007.Phase 2 - Preparation of Draft GHS Legislation

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  • The Revised IRR to implement the GHS has already been PREPARED by the TWG on GHS Legislation. A public hearing is being scheduled early June 2007.

    - Included in the IRR is the delineation of duties and responsibilities of concerned agencies/institutions/entities in the implementation of GHS.

    Status of Draft GHS Legislation(Milestone)

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  • Other Activities/Strategies for the Implementation of GHSPreparation of Label Standards

    Creation of a Technical Committee by the DTI Bureau of Product Standards for the preparation of label standards for chemicals.

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  • Advocacy/Promotion of GHS in the PhilippinesDOLE-OSHC Activities:

    IEC materials such as posters, brochures, chemical safety tips have been reproduced and distributed in government offices and industrial workplaces. Learning Sessions on GHS were conducted in 10 regionsInfo campaign thru tri-media: Radio, TV and focus group discussions

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  • Other Activities for the Implementation of GHS

    Information Brochure for SMEs

    UNITAR has also entered into a MOA with SPIK to produce an information brochure on the GHS for companies especially SMEs.

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  • Phase 3

    Road Map Development and National Review Workshop scheduled in June 2007

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    Thank you!!!

    MABUHAY!

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